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Biden suffers awkward gaffe while paying tribute to Negro League icon in speech

PRESIDENT Joe Biden got caught in an awkward gaffe when he called Satchel Paige a “great negro at the time” during Veterans Day speech on Thursday.

“I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher in the Negro leagues, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros, in the MLB after Jackie Robison, his name was Satchel Paige,” Biden said, speaking of Paige’s time playing in the Negro League.

The League was one composed of teams filled with African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latin Americans, in the 1920s.

The awkward moment occurred during a speech he gave at Arlington Cemetary on Thursday.

The speech came after alleged reports of an awkward encounter with Camilla Parker Bowles at the COP26 climate summit, when President Biden reportedly broke wind “loudly” while gassing with Camilla Parker Bowles at the COP26 summit.

The Duchess of Cornwall “hasn’t stopped talking about” the 78-year-old’s “long fart” as it was “impossible to ignore”, it’s reported.

An insider told the Mail on Sunday the royal was taken aback when she heard the American president break wind as they chatted at the climate change event in Glasgow.

“It was long and loud and impossible to ignore,” the source told the outlet. “Camilla hasn’t stopped talking about it.”

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  • HOW DID PEOPLE REACT TO BIDEN’S COMMENTS?

    One user tweeted: “You’ve got to be kidding me. Please don’t anyone make excuses for this. Please.”

    Another person wrote: “wtf. How did people vote for this guy? He doesn’t even know what year he is living in.”

    A third person said of Biden’s gaffe: “You can’t make this stuff up smh.”

  • JOE’S AWKWARD MOMENT, PART TWO

    The League in question was composed of teams filled with African Americans and, to some extent, Latin Americans, in the 1920s.

    Paige, a renowned baseball player for decades, played in both the Negro League and the Major League.

    The awkward moment occurred during a speech he gave at Arlington Cemetary on Thursday.

  • JOE’S AWKWARD MOMENT

    President Joe Biden got caught in an awkward gaffe when he called Satchel Paige a “great negro at the time” during Veterans Day speech on Thursday.

    “I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher in the Negro leagues, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros, in the MLB after Jackie Robison, his name was Satchel Paige,” Biden said, speaking of Paige’s time playing in the Negro League.

  • WHAT DID BIDEN SAY DURING HIS SPEECH?

    During his speech at Arlington Cemetary, President Biden said that veterans have “endured challenges most Americans will never know,” according to NBC News.

    He also said he would work with Congress to make sure veterans get the “world-class benefits that they have earned.”

  • WHAT DID JOE BIDEN DO TODAY?

    Joe Biden took part in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and spoke for Veteran’s Day on Thursday.

    It was the first Veterans Day in 20 years that the United States has not been at war, NBC News noted.

  • WHO IS JILL BIDEN?

    The United States President’s wife, Jill Biden, is a teacher.

    The 70-year-old first lady was born in Hammonton, NJ.

    Today, she continues to teach English full-time at a community college in Virginia.

    She married Joe Biden in 1977, and they share a daughter named Ashley, who was born in 1981.

  • JOE BIDEN’S NEPHEW RECENTLY MARRIED

    The president’s nephew, Cuffe Owens, married Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King, last month.

    Meghan and Cuffe got married in a small ceremony of just 50 people, including his uncle and aunt, President Biden and Jill Biden.

    The wedding between RHOC’s Meghan, 37, and attorney Cuffe, 42, came after just a few weeks of dating.

    Foregoing a traditional wedding gown, the RHOC alum opted for a blazer dress by Rasario.

    Meanwhile, Cuffe wore a navy blue Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit for their big day, as well as a watch his father gave him.

  • DOES JOE BIDEN HAVE ANY CHILDREN?

    The President has four children:

    Ashley Biden, Hunter Biden, late daughter Naomi Christina Biden, and his late son, Beau Biden.

    Joe shares Ashley with his current wife and First Lady, Jill.

  • WHAT IS THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA?

    President Joe Biden is pushing to get his Build Back Better Agenda passed. The plan promises to create jobs, cut taxes, and lower living costs for working families.

    The plan would address hardships which were temporarily aided by stimulus payments.

    If the proposal is passed, it will also extend child tax credit payments for an additional year.

  • FEMA RELEIF EXTENDED

    President Joe Biden is continuing the federal government’s reimbursement funds of Covid-19 emergency response costs to individual states and territories.

    The aid will continue through April 1, 2022.

    The news indicates that the president is preparing for the pandemic to continue to impact the country into next year.

  • BIDEN’S APPROVAL RATING DROPS TO 38 PERCENT

    A recent USA TODAY poll found that the president’s approval rate plummeted to 38 percent.

    His disapproval rating is quite higher, landing at 59 percent, with just over three percent of undecided participants.

  • WHEN DID JOE BIDEN BECOME PRESIDENT?

    President Joe Biden took office on January 20, 2021.

    He is the 46th president to serve the United States.

  • WHY DID BIDEN DELIVER REMARKS AT THE PORT OF BALTIMORE?

    Biden spoke at the Port of Baltimore this week to put emphasis on ports’ vital role in the supply chain.

    “Let me explain the part that the ports play and why they’re so critically important,” Biden said.

    “Last week, we took a monumental step forward as a nation and we did something long overdue and long talked about in Washington but almost never actually done: The House of Representatives passed my Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. 

    “Along with another plan that I’m advancing, this bill is going to reduce the cost of goods to consumers and businesses, and get people back to work, helping us build an economy from the bottom up and the middle out that — where everybody is better off.”

  • BIDEN TO SPEAK AT VETERAN’S DAY EVENT

    Following a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetary, President Biden is scheduled to make remarks for Veteran’s Day soon.

  • PRESIDENT BIDEN ARRIVES

    President Biden arrived for a wreath-laying ceremony before his speech around 11:10am ET in Arlington Cemetary.

  • JILL BIDEN ARRIVES

    Jill Biden arrived and awaited her husband, President Joe Biden, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier a little after 11am ET.

    President Biden is set to participate in a wreath-laying at the site.

  • PRESIDENT BIDEN TO VISIT TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

    President Biden is scheduled to visit the tomb of the unknown soldier during his speech at Arlington Cemetery.

  • ‘WE NEED TO STAY UNIFIED’

    President Biden addressed Democrats at the DNC event on Tuesday, warning them that the party needed to stick together and fight for Americans.

    “My message is this: we need to remember what got us to the White House in the first place. We won in 2020 as a unified party, maybe more unified than ever. Now as we look at 2022, we need to stay unified,” said Biden earlier today.

    “We need to remember that the American people sent us here to deliver to make their lives better.”

  • WHERE HAS JOE BIDEN BEEN IN NOVEMBER?

    • November 10, 2021: In Baltimore, Biden speaks on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
    • November 7, 2021: Biden travels to Baltimore, Maryland for the second time
    • November 6, 2021: Biden speaks openly about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
    • November 5, 2021: Biden’s $1trillion infrastructure package is passed by the House
    • November 3, 2021: Biden addressed the CDC’s authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11
    • November 1, 2021: The president attends the COP26 Climate Summit in the United Kingdom, and reportedly falls asleep during the opening speeches
  • WHERE IS BIDEN SPEAKING TODAY?

    President Biden is scheduled to give remarks on Thursday morning for Veteran’s Day.

    He is set to speak at Arlington Cemetery.

    The Hill reported that he is expected to speak at 11am ET.

  • WHY DID BIDEN DELIVER REMARKS AT THE PORT OF BALTIMORE?

    Biden spoke at the Port of Baltimore to put emphasis on ports’ vital role in the supply chain.

    “Let me explain the part that the ports play and why they’re so critically important,” Biden said.

    “Last week, we took a monumental step forward as a nation and we did something long overdue and long talked about in Washington but almost never actually done: The House of Representatives passed my Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. 

    “Along with another plan that I’m advancing, this bill is going to reduce the cost of goods to consumers and businesses, and get people back to work, helping us build an economy from the bottom up and the middle out that — where everybody is better off.”

  • BIDEN VOWS TO TAKE AMERICA ‘OFF THE SIDELINES’ IN MANUFACTURING

    Biden told the crowd in Baltimore that he’ll bring manufacturing back to the forefront of the US economy.

    “I’m going to get America off the sidelines on manufacturing,” he said.

    “The manufacturing of solar panels, wind turbines, batteries to store energy and power the electric vehicles from school buses to automobiles.”

    He also spoke about other means of tackling the climate crisis and increasing employment in one move.

    “We’re also going to make historic investments in environmental cleanup and remediation, rebuilding resilience against superstorms and droughts and wildfires and hurricanes,” he said.

  • BIDEN: AMERICA HAS THE MOST ‘PRODUCTIVE WORKERS IN THE WORLD’

    Biden spoke about reclaiming American excellence and the fight to “own” the century.

    “I’ve said it before: We’re in a competition for the 21st century and who’s going to own it,” Biden said.

    “America still has the most productive workers in the world and the most innovative minds in the world.  That’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact. 

    “But other countries are closing in,” he added.

    “We risk losing our edge if we don’t step up now.”

  • NO MORE THAN 7 PERCENT ON CHILD CARE

    President Joe Biden has promised that his Build Back Better plan will ensure that no family spends more than 7 percent on child care expenses.

  • HOW WILL BIDEN’S BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA ‘CREATE JOBS’?

    The president claims his plan will invest in workforce development, which will train millions of Americans for high quality jobs, in sectors such as health care and construction.

    Biden is pledging to create clean energy jobs that are unionized and beneficial to the climate.

    The plan also addresses the teacher shortage and claims it will expand free meals to an additional 9.3million students, and upgrade school infrastructure.



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